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Michael Ray (topshot) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Middle-aged father who got into backpacking late (2009) and wants to encourage his 17 and 8 year old sons to backpack lightweight. Video trip reports of all the adventures so far are on my YT site below.
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WTB: UL nylon pants close to official BSA color
I can't afford to buy right now so I have a few items for trade if anybody has a pair or two of 36x30 (or longer) nylon pants they could part with. My son needs them as a White Stag staff membe...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL pants close to official BSA color?
February 04, 1:04pm

WTT: my son needs bigger size in Men's Capilene & nylon pants
My son has outgrown some stuff I'd gotten for him, and I can't afford to replace it now so I'm looking to trade. Everything used I have is good shape - nearly always air dried, non-smok...

In Gear Swap » WTT: my son needs bigger size in Men's Capilene & nylon pants
February 04, 12:29pm

Re: Where to buy Inov-8 295s in NYC?
Their site lists these 2 in NYC: Cross Fit 212 84 Franklin Street New York NY 10013 Tel: 212-226-8382 That is NOT a shoe store though, so I'd call first. Footlocker 112 West ...

In GEAR » Where to buy Inov-8 295s in NYC?
February 02, 9:39am

Re: polycro vs heat sheet as ground cloth
Polycryo is definitely more durable for a groundcloth.

In GEAR » polycro vs heat sheet as ground cloth
February 01, 7:13am

Almost already done for you.
"Wandering Daisy" is working on an update to her book to emulate Roper's HSR in the Winds. You may ask her how far she has come. Her book.

In Pre-Trip Planning » WInd River Route
February 01, 7:04am

Re: Re: Exclusion policy reversal
Curious why you're an Eagle then, Jerry, if you had an issue with the policy? It's always been this way (maybe not spelled out specifically as it is now since it was a much smaller issue wh...

In Chaff » BSA discrimination policy :(
January 31, 6:18am

Re: Pictured Rock in April
Any update on this? I need to get our spring break trip planned.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pictured Rock in April
January 30, 8:52pm

Train shuttles?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Train shuttles
January 30, 8:50pm

Re: an issue when starting from Yosemite
If you start from Yosemite, then you will need a permit from Yosemite and those are much harder to get.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking Sierra's: newbie confused with the permit system
January 29, 7:59pm

Re: No groundsheet
+however many to no groundsheet. If you're often in volcanic or desert areas where there's lot of sharp stuff the polycryo may help a bit. I use it for my tarp (no floor), but not my tarptent.

In GEAR » Help buying ground sheet
January 29, 6:54pm

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